Seminar on the history of planning in Dublin City

Chaired By Páraic Fallon, Senior Planner, Dublin City Council

2017 is the 50th anniversary of the Myles Wright plan for the expansion of Dublin city. It is also the 260th anniversary of the Act of Parliament founding the Wide Streets Commissioners, the body that brought about major changes in the city’s streetscape and layout. The Festival presents a half-day seminar on the history of planning in Dublin city with a focus on the collections in Dublin
City Archives.  Speakers include John Montague on the Wide Streets Commissioners, Rob Goodbody on 19th century Dublin, Ruth McManus on early 20th century Dublin and Fergal MacCabe on the Myles Wright plan.

Full schedule: 

9.45  Welcome (doors open at 9.30am)

10.00  From Rome to Paris and London: searching for the European roots of the Dublin Wide Streets Commissioners, Dr John Montague

10.30  Institutions, slums and commerce – Dublin in the nineteenth century, Rob Goodbody

11.00  Break

11.30  “£500 for a plan”: the 1914 Dublin Town Planning Competition in context, Dr Ruth McManus

12.00  ‘Go West, Young Man’- Myles Wright’s Dublin Advisory Plan of 1967, Fergal MacCabe

Council Chamber, City Hall on 14th October from 9.30am-1pm

No booking required. All welcome on a first come, first served basis.

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